How to identify the different types of phishing attacks

Every data breach and online attack seems to involve some kind of phishing attempt to steal password credentials, to launch fraudulent transactions, or to trick someone into downloading malware. In early 2016, 93 percent of phishing emails delivered ransomware, according to statistics from PhishMe.

Enterprises regularly remind users to beware of phishing attacks, but many users don’t really know how to recognize them. One reason for this is the fact that these attacks can take many forms. “Phishing attacks come in all shapes and sizes, targeting specific individuals within an organization who have access to sensitive data,” says Area 1 Security’s Shalabh Mohan.

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